My son signed last month to a D1 program that was not on our list of 20+ schools. We had an algorithm of which schools would work academically and athletically and emailed, texted and phoned most of the coaches over the last year. We started late because the travel team club he was with did not get much notice when we attended events. We switched last summer and almost overnight we started getting more two-way communication. My son is consistently at 87 with a great slider and cutter. 6'1" 175. Several programs put him on a draft-and-watch, others said he would red shirt the first year. Most of this communication was via email. The school that he signed with was not one of those schools. They saw him play and called him directly, no email, and have been talking to him directly ever since. The only conversation they had with is high school coach, was how does he get along with people. The program is solid. We've seen the coaching staff in action and found them very professional. The school is a good fit academically as well. All in all a good fit. Gratitude to this forum for helping us to hang in there. BTW - his scholarship was for everything except room and board.